Richard Davies

@RD_Economist

Britain economics editor, The Economist.

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Chart: American R&D by source of funding since 1960

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Chart: Britain's R&D slowdown. Government and private R&D as % of GDP since 1986

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Will UK/US/EZ follow Japan and lose 20 years of econ growth? CHART

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Brits think that on a small(ish) island house prices can only go up. This Japanese index shows that's dead wrong.

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CHART: exchange rates since 2007. Euro hasn't depreciated much comp to £ and $. Bad for P, I, I, G & S....

  • 798 days ago via site
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CHART: Spanish panic. The cost of protection against Spanish default (CDS premia) are on the rise.

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CHART: Slow credit #contagion: Spanish government to UK lending rates. (Santander-UK 5y CDS, up 14% in May.)

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CHART: tighter and tighter uk loan pricing (borrowing costs, spreads over Bank Rate). slow credit crunch

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Grim chart: UK youth unemployment. Some FT ideas to use bonds and national service to lower it: on.ft.com/LO44fD

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CHART: UK unemployment 1971-2012

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CHART: Close up of post-WW1 and great depression period. WW1 much bigger impact. [UK real GDP 1914-1935]

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170 years of UK real GDP data in this chart. The Great War stands out.

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CHART. Income inequality in Britain. Big increase was in the 1980s. Up a little post crisis.

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Rivers of blood

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lots of bank mergers in America 1919-1933 following change in takeover rules.. historical chart

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expect another merger wave when the global economy finally recovers. here's a picture of the first US wave

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Chart of UK sovereign and bank CDS. Sovereign borrows cheaply, banks don't. UK money is tightening, again.

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Irish post looks pretty pricey given its location. Belgian too. Britain, France and Germany all very similar.

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Thinking about €-area post... sending letter across EU varies from €0.37 (Malta) to €1.26 (Sweden)

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CHART:quantitative easing and UK firms' borrowing costs.

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